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Title: Federation Operator Guidelines V1.0

Version: 1.0

Date: 2011-01-30

Editor: Rich Furr, David Wasley

Status: This document is a Kantara Initiative Recommendation, created by the IAWG WG (see section 3.8 of the Kantara Initiative Operating Procedures)

Abstract:
The Kantara Initiative Identity Assurance Work Group (IAWG), formed to foster adoption of identity trust services, is developing guidelines and supporting materials for all aspects of federated identity implementation among credential service providers (CSPs) and relying parties (RPs). This document provides guidelines for an Identity Federation, an entity that defines and oversees an organization, which is a collective of cooperating CSPs and RPs. The Federation, typically a legal entity, serves the needs of its participants by establishing standards for a CSP’s identity management and a RP’s use of identity information it receives. It also serves as an arbiter of compliance with these standards in order that any participant may trust that other participants are complying with Federation standards and rules. A critical component of a Federation is the Federation Operator which manages the services offered by the Federation including entering into contracts with CSPs, RPs, and vendors, operating a service infrastructure supporting real-time transactions with participants, oversees compliance audits of Federation participants, and maintains records, documents and other resources of the
Federation.

Filename: Kantara Initiative_IAWG_FOG_Draft-Recommendation_v1.0.pdf

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